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REVEALED: The Attacks At Cornwall's Biggest Hospital

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5:32pm 5th January 2015
(Updated 5:32pm 5th January 2015)

It is revealed that police have been called to deal with almost 200 crimes at the Royal Cornwall Hospital over the last four years.

They include 30 attacks on staff and patients, sex attacks and a rape.

Dr Peter Carter is from the Royal College of Nursing and says it is happening across the country.

He said: "Many of these assaults are as a result of people getting drunk, getting into a incapable state, coming into the A&E department and getting aggressive, and those people have to face the full weight of the law.

"The people who commit these offences should be prosecuted. There were just 1600 prosecutions, you hear people say things like 'sorry I was drunk that is why I assaulted that nurse', well that's no excuse."

Christina McAnea from Unison.

She tells us doctors and nurses across the country have to put up with violence every day.

She said: "Anyone who works in A&E, and departments that are very public facing, and indeed staff who work in the community perhaps delivering services to patients in their home, all face a very high level of violence and aggression.

"Many of those incidents, particularly if you are in A&E or the ambulance service, relate to members of the public who have perhaps been indulging too freely in alcohol or drugs, and staff have to deal with that and do face a high level of violence."

5:32pm 5th January 2015

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